Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

The return of Spooks, reruns for Dead Set, BSG and Breaking Bad and a whole lot of movies lie ahead over the next seven days...

It’s all about the movies this week as spooktacular pickings are in store to celebrate straight through the witching hour and beyond. Still, a few choice shows are worth mentioning in and among the horrorfest.

Spooks of the non-ethereal type return on BBC1 at 9pm, Wednesday November 4th and again on BBC3 at 12:15am on Thursday, the 5th, when the long running British spy drama heads into its 8th trip through the corridors of MI5.

While not new, a few excellent programs return for repeat engagements and a perfect opportunity to catch up before new series kick off, or in some cases, just enjoy again. They include:

Dead Set, reshown in its entirety starting at 10:00pm on E4 Halloween night, October 31st and 11:00pm on E4+1.

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Battlestar Galactica does another tour of duty on Sci-Fi with the The Mini-Series airingon Monday 2nd November at 9:00pm.

And the highly recommended Breaking Bad re-revs with its pilot shown on Five USA, Tuesday 3rd November at 11:00pm.

Now, to those films. If this collection’s got you trembling, fear not, for there are plenty Eighties Greaties, rough and tumble action-adventure and angsty superheroes to banish the boogeymen under the bed…

Please also note: the ordinal numbers for dates will help you scan through this simple list with your browser’s search function. Enter ’31st’ in your browser’s Find box or window to highlight and/or tab through all movies shown on Saturday. Enjoy!

Alien 3On: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Saturday 31st October (and 8:30pm)

Arlington RoadOn: Sky Screen 2   Date: Friday 30th OctoberTime: 10:15am (and 6:00pm 4th Nov Sky Drama)Back To The FutureOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror Date: Tuesday 3rd NovemberTime: 1:40pm (and 9:00pm)

Bill And Ted’s Bogus JourneyOn: Sky Movies Comedy  Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 1:15pm (and 10:05pm)

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Burn After ReadingOn: Sky Screen 2 Date: Monday 2nd NovemberTime: 01:00am (and 3:50pm & 10:00pm 5th Nov Sky Indie)

Close Encounters Of The Third KindOn: Sky Screen 1 Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 3:15pm

CloverfieldOn: Sky Screen 2  Date: Friday 30th OctoberTime: 11:05pmDawn Of The Dead (2004)On: Film4Date: Tuesday 3rd NovemberTime: 11:25pm (and 00:25am 4th Nov Film4+1)

DisturbiaOn: Sky Screen 2 Date: Sunday 1st NovemberTime: 7:10pm

Enemy MineOn: Sky Screen 2Date: Wednesday 4th NovemberTime: 07:10am

Escape From New YorkOn: ITV1 Date: Monday 2nd NovemberTime: 10:35pm

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FargoOn: Sky Screen 1 Date: Thursday 5th NovemberTime: 01:15am

Fear And Loathing In Las VegasOn: BravoDate: Wednesday 4th NovemberTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm Bravo+1)

Ferris Bueller’s Day OffOn: Sky Movies Modern Greats  Date: Monday 2nd NovemberTime: 09:15am (and 6:10pm)

Final Destination 2On: E4  Date: Friday 30th OctoberTime: 11:10pm (and 00:10am 31st Oct E4+1)

Flash GordonOn: ITV4  Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 8:00pmFortressOn: Five USA  Date: Wednesday 4th NovemberTime: 10:00pm

Friday The 13th (1980)On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 10:00pm

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F/XOn: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 09:45am (and 3:35pm)

Galaxy QuestOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror  Date: Thursday 5th NovemberTime: 09:50am (and 5:05pm)

GhostbustersOn: WatchDate: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 7:00pm (and 8:00pm Watch+1, 3:55/4:55pm 1st Nov Watch/+1)

Groundhog DayOn: FiveDate: Sunday 1st NovemberTime: 7:00pmHalloween (1978)On: BBC 2   Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 11:20pm

Halloween II (1981)On: BBC 2   Date: Sunday 1st NovemberTime: 00:50amHarry Potter And The Order Of The PhoenixOn: Sky Movies Family   Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 8:30pmHellboyOn: Watch  Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Watch+1, 8:00/9:00pm 1st Nov Watch/+1)

Hellboy II: The Golden ArmyOn: Sky Screen 2 Date: Sunday 1st NovemberTime: 1:35pm (and 9:00pm)

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HeroOn: Film4Date: Friday 30th OctoberTime: 10:45pm (and 11:45pm Film4+1)Hot Shots!On: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Friday 30th OctoberTime: 4:30pmInterview With The VampireOn: BBC 1   Date: Wednesday 4th NovemberTime: 10:45pmJudge DreddOn: Film4   Date: Monday 2nd NovemberTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

JunoOn: Sky Movies Indie Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 1:45pm (and 8:20pm)

Jurassic Park IIIOn: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Friday 30th OctoberTime: 08:50am (and 4:15pm, noon & 9:45pm 4th Nov)

Lock, Stock And Two Smoking BarrelsOn: ITV1Date: Sunday 1st NovemberTime: 10:15pm

Mad Max 3: Beyond ThunderdomeOn: ITV1  Date: Friday 30th OctoberTime: 10:35pm

Manhattan Murder MysteryOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 11:40am (and 4:25am 1st Nov, 4:30am 5th Nov)

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Mr. BrooksOn: Sky Screen 2 Date: Wednesday 4th NovemberTime: 01:35am

Night Of The Living Dead (1990)On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror Date: Friday 30th OctoberTime: 11:45pmOcean’s ElevenOn: ITV2Date: Monday 2nd NovemberTime: 11:00pmOcean’s TwelveOn: ITV2 Date: Tuesday 3rd NovemberTime: 10:30pm

Pet SemataryOn: TCMDate: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 11:00pm

PredatorOn: Sky Movies Modern Greats Date: Monday 2nd NovemberTime: 10:00pm

Psycho (1960)On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror Date: Friday 30th OctoberTime: 08:00am (and 11:25am)RecOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror  Date: Monday 2nd NovemberTime: 03:35am

Shaun Of The DeadOn: ITV2Date: Friday 30th OctoberTime: 9:00pm (and midnight 5th Nov)

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Shoot ‘Em UpOn: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Monday 2nd NovemberTime: 11:00pm

Silent RunningOn: Sky Movies Modern Greats   Date: Tuesday 3rd NovemberTime: 04:25amSilkwoodOn: Sky Movies Drama  Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 06:00am (and 5:45pm)Sixteen CandlesOn: Sky Movies Comedy  Date: Monday 2nd November 2009Time: 3:15pm (and midnight)

SpawnOn: TCM  Date: Friday 30th OctoberTime: 9:00pm

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack Of The ClonesOn: ITV1   Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 4:05pmStrange DaysOn: Sky Movies Modern Greats Date: Wednesday 4th NovemberTime: 00:05am

SuspiriaOn: Film4Date: Sunday 1st NovemberTime: 00:50am (and 1:50am Film4+1)

TakenOn: Sky Movies Premiere    Date: Friday 30th October)Time: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm Premiere+1)

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The Addams FamilyOn: Sky Movies Family Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 11:45am (and 5:00pm, 4:40pm 3rd Nov, 00:15am 4th Nov)

The Addams Family ValuesOn: Sky Movies Family Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 1:30pm (and 6:45pm)

The Amityville Horror (1979)On: ITV4Date: Tuesday 3rd NovemberTime: 11:10pmThe Bank JobOn: Sky Screen 2 Date: Friday 30th OctoberTime: 7:00pmThe BirdsOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror Date: Sunday 1st NovemberTime: 10:20am

The Blob (1958)On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Thursday 5th NovemberTime: 3:30pm

The Boston StranglerOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Monday 2nd NovemberTime: 01:35am

The ClientOn: more4 Date: Friday 30th OctoberTime: 9:00pm (and 00:25 31st Oct)

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The CondemnedOn: Sky Screen 2  Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 00:45am

The ConversationOn: Sky Movies Indie  Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 11:45am (and 11:55pm)

The Fly (1958)On: Film4  Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 11:00am (and noon Film4+1)

The FrightenersOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror  Date: Sunday 1st NovemberTime: 08:15am (and 4:10pm)

The GodfatherOn: Sky Screen 1Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 01:30am

The GriftersOn: Sky Movies Drama  Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 02:10am

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The HostOn: Channel 4Date: Sunday 1st NovemberTime: 00:55am (and 1:55am 4+1)

The Hunt For Red OctoberOn: Sky Screen 1Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 08:30am

The Iron GiantOn: Sky Screen 1  Date: Tuesday 3rd NovemberTime: 06:00am (and 4:20am 4th Nov)

The Lost BoysOn: TCM  Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 9:00pmThe MistOn: Sky Screen 1  Date: Sunday 1st NovemberTime: 00:05am

The Oblong BoxOn: Sky Movies Classics  Date: Sunday 1st NovemberTime: 00:20amThe OmenOn: Sky Screen 2  Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 10:40pmThe Ring (2002)On: SCI FI Date: Friday 30th OctoberTime: 9:00pmThe SenderOn: Sky Movies Action/Thriller   Date: Tuesday 3rd NovemberTime: 06:15am (and 3:30am 4th Nov)The Silence Of The LambsOn: Sky Movies Modern Greats  Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 10:30pmThe Sixth SenseOn: Sky Movies Drama  Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 11:50am (and 8:50am 2nd Nov, 2:20pm 5th Nov)

The TransporterOn: Film4Date: Friday 30th OctoberTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

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The Usual SuspectsOn: Sky Screen 1Date: Monday 2nd NovemberTime: 01:50amThe VillageOn: WatchDate: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 11:25pm (and 00:25am Watch+1, 10:20/11:20pm 1st Nov Watch/+1)

The WitchesOn: LIVING Date: Sunday 1st NovemberTime: 10:00am (and 11:00am/noon Living+1/+2)Three KingsOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Wednesday 4th NovemberTime: 10:10pmTropic Thunder: Director’s CutOn: Sky Movies Comedy    Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 11:10am (and 8:00pm)UnderworldOn: Film4Date: Sunday 1st NovemberTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

Underworld: EvolutionOn: Film4Date: Monday 2nd NovemberTime: 10:50pm (and 11:50pm Film4+1)Wall StreetOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Friday 30th OctoberTime: noon (and 8:00pm)

Weird ScienceOn: Comedy Central Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm CC+1, 6:00/7:00pm CC/+1)

What Lies BeneathOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 08:20am (and 4:00pm)

X-Men On: Sky Screen 1 Date: Sunday 1st November Time: 02:50amX-Men: The Last StandOn: E4Date: Saturday 31st OctoberTime: 7:55pm (and 10:55pm 4+1)

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